This week marks the launch of the book “Taking Back My Power: Our Bodies, Our Consent” by former Love Island star Georgia Harrison after her video with Stephen Bear went viral
The book delves into her ordeal with revenge p*rn and the extensive legal battle to secure justice.
Georgia Harrison and ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear video goes viral on Twitter and Reddit as she releases book
Cases like Love Island's Georgia Harrison, who campaigned to raise awareness of revenge porn and saw her ex bf prosecuted for illicitly posting her image, have likely highlighted that victims have rights and a helpline to turn to. But to see cases exceeding 10,000+ is horrifying
— Alydia Noble (@alydianoble) November 27, 2023
On The UK Tonight, @skysarahjane is joined by Reality TV star Georgia Harrison, who became a leading campaigner on image-based sexual abuse after a video of her was posted online.
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Earlier in the year, her ex-boyfriend and reality star Stephen Bear received a 21-month prison sentence for voyeurism and two counts of revenge p*rn.
Harrison vividly recalls the moment she discovered Bear had posted explicit content without her consent on a Celebrity Big Brother OF site. She expressed feeling violated by the caption he added, offering a discount to witness intimate moments.
Harrison Rewarded £207,900
Despite her supportive and friendly gestures towards Bear, she found herself portrayed in a demeaning manner. In 2020, Bear shared explicit footage of Harrison on his OF without her consent.
Following legal proceedings, she was awarded a record-breaking £207,900 in damages—the highest ever sum in an image abuse case. Harrison plans to donate part of the damages to various charities supporting victims of image-based s*xual abuse.
In an interview earlier, Harrison recounted the traumatic effects the incident had on her, including severe physical ailments and hospitalization due to stress.
Harrison Recalled Experience
She shared her experience in an documentary titled “Revenge P*rn: Georgia vs Bear,” revealing the challenging years spent fighting for justice amid victim-blaming and character assassination by Bear. Despite his denial of all charges, a jury found him guilty.
Harrison first accused Bear of recording videos without consent in 2020, showing them to others, and profiting from posting them on OF. Bear claimed to have deleted the video in August 2020 and denied sending it to others.
Throughout the trial, it was revealed he earned substantial sums from OF and the contested video. In an emotional Instagram video, Harrison disclosed Bear’s deliberate use of CCTV to capture compromising moments.
Despite initial denial from Bear, a guilty verdict was delivered over two years later, highlighting the gravity of the situation.